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PRESS RELEASE: Fotonation "FaceTracker" Now Available in Samsung Digital Cameras
March 9, 2007, Burlingame, CA - FotoNation www.fotonation.com, a world-leading imaging and connectivity solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today that it was selected by Samsung Techwin to provide its patent-pending "Face Tracker"™ technology for the newly announced Samsung S1050, S850, L73, i70, i7, NV11 and L74 Wide digital cameras. # # #
FotoNation FaceTracker Technology automatically detects the presence of a subject's face and tracks the position of the face as it changes within the viewfinder preview.
"Our company's focus is to take full advantage of the computing capabilities found in today's digital cameras to enable consumers to capture better pictures. We are delighted to provide Samsung with our latest face detection and tracking technology as they are one of the most prestigious brands in high technology," said Eran Steinberg, CEO, FotoNation, Inc.
FotoNation is a world-leading independent provider of embedded imaging and communication solutions for the digital camera industry. The company's extensive portfolio of patented innovations includes in-camera red-eye removal technology, wireless connectivity, and face-recognition software. Over 50 million digital cameras have been shipped with licensed FotoNation Red-Eye detection and correction technology. FotoNation develops innovative solutions, patents, and products to enhance, extend, and simplify the picture taking and sharing experience. Clients include AOL, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Microsoft, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung, Sanyo, and Sony, among others.
FotoNation has won numerous awards, including the DIMA 2006 Innovative Product Award and the prestigious 2006 European IST award for its Red-Eye Detection and Correction Technology. The company makes important industry-wide contributions to the advancement of digital imaging. In 2005, FotoNation authored the industry-adopted PTP-IP Specification, which is the basis of the international camera connectivity CIPA-005/2005 standard.
For more information, see http://www.fotonation.com.
About Samsung Techwin
Samsung Techwin co., Ltd. is a global challenger in optics & digital imaging, semiconductor system & material, and machinery industry with 2005 parent company sales of US $2.3 billion and net income of US $84 million. Employing approximately 4,423 people in over 10 offices in 8 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Optics & Digital imaging business, Semiconductor system business, Semiconductor Material business, Power system business and Defense program business. Recognized as one of the most challenging global companies, Samsung Techwin is a leading producer of digital cameras, mobile phone cameras, and semiconductor systems & materials.
Recently, Samsung Techwin has launched the successful premium cameras, i Series and NV Series, offering unique features and groundbreaking new design, in a bid to secure its place as a leading global digital camera brand.
The new i Series, i7 and i70 are equipped with an industry leading, intuitive, Physical User Interface (PUI) designed to make capturing and enjoying special moments an effortless affair while providing attractive multimedia capabilities including Tour Guide (i7) and PMP, MP3.
The NV 11 represents the latest in intelligent camera design and is the fourth addition to the award winning NV range of digital cameras. Equipped with a world-class feature set the NV11 consistently delivers exceptional image quality for the demanding semi-professional user. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungcamera.com
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(First posted on Friday, March 9, 2007 at 13:28 EST)